Note: If you’re an international student who is interested in applying to Mills, please visit our application requirements for international graduate students page first.
After the fall priority deadline of February 1, we consider pre-med applications on a space-available basis until July 15. If you cannot submit all of your materials in January, here is our complete list of application deadlines:
We strongly encourage you to apply for admission by February 1 to receive the earliest consideration for Mills merit and need-based scholarships.
To complete your Mills graduate application, please have your official SAT, ACT, or GRE scores sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions at Mills College.
Students of all genders are eligible for admission to Mills graduate programs. On the undergraduate level, self-identified women and people assigned female sex at birth who do not identify with the gender binary are eligible for admission.
The Mills Post-Bac Pre-Med Program looks for individuals who have earned a bachelor's degree, but have taken fewer than half of the core science courses required for consideration for admission to medical school. These courses are:
We look for strong academic performance or strong potential for it. Strength may be demonstrated by good grades—a B+ (3.2 GPA) average or better at the college level—and high standardized test scores (SAT, ACT, GRE). We also look for evidence of a serious commitment to a career in the health sciences as demonstrated by a student's career history, volunteer activities, and experiences in healthcare.
Our physics course is based on calculus, so one semester of calculus must be completed before physics is taken. In addition, some medical schools require math. We also recommend that students have a background in statistics.
Mills is committed to ensuring that a high-quality education is within reach for those who have the desire and qualifications to attend. We provide access to a range of financial aid, including need-based scholarships and teaching assistantships. All prospective students are also advised to apply for federal and state financial aid in the form of loans.
Visit the graduate programs cost and aid page for detailed information. If you have questions about your financial aid options, contact your graduate admission counselor at 510.430.3309 or email@example.com.
There are several teaching assistants for the core science courses. Since class sections are small, faculty members are also available for consultation during their regular office hours. Academic advising and the planning of other aspects of your preparation for medical school are done via individual advising sessions with your faculty advisor.
We host a weekly lunchtime speaker series which includes visits from medical school admission directors, physicians in various fields of medicine, health professionals in allied fields, and speakers on global health issues, as well as other group meetings during the year with a focus on topics relating to application to medical school.
We also maintain an A-to-Z Directory of volunteer opportunities for those looking for hands-on learning in community clinics, hospitals, research facilities, and other medically related activities. Thanks to our location in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, there are a wealth of these opportunities.
If you have any questions about your program, please reach out to us at 510.430.3309 or firstname.lastname@example.org to connect with your admission counselor.
Mills College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, marital status, age, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, or disability in our admission policies, in our scholarship and loan programs, or in the educational programs, cocurricular activities, and residential facilities which we operate. Students of all genders are eligible for admission to our graduate programs. Self-identified women and people assigned female sex at birth who do not identify with the gender binary are eligible for admission to our undergraduate programs.